We should avoid the use of profanity words in our hubs to keep our blogs clean. It is true ,in few scenarios if profanity words are thoughtfully deployed can convey a lot but can not we express our thoughts in an alternate way ? .. A Chemical can be harmless or even beneficial at low concentrations but poisonous at higher ones.
Some quotes come to mind…
Will without intellect results in vulgarity.
Vulgarity is no substitute for wit.
All crime is vulgar, just like all vulgarity is a crime.
If the only word you want to use is vulgar, grow up.
I would never use profanity in any article. It is amazing how common swearing has become in today's society. The FCC still has their guidelines, at least on over the air television and I abide by those rules in any article.
It really depends on how or why it is being used.
Personally I have rarely used profanity in any of my hubs.
I don't use profanity in my hubs and I cringe when others do. I have opted out of reading hubs that contain more than I am comfortable hearing.
No, I don't believe it's OK to use profanity in hubs. IMO doing so reflects disrespect for readers. It would be one thing if the writer was able to warn readers so they had the option to simply not read, but to expose unsuspecting readers to language that they may consider offensive is, as I say, to disrespect them. Further, I consider it simply unprofessional. A writer who can't make a point using standard English and has to strain to shock readers is, IMO, usually not worth reading. In any case, I won't read them. The first word of profanity I come upon in a piece causes me to cease reading immediately. And of course, I'll avoid that author from then on.
H-e- double hockey sticks, yes it is ok as long as we don't offend! Profanity is a literary tool on special occasions...
by Beth Perry 4 years ago
How did the act of using vulgarity get these unusual terms?"Profanity" - meaning something profane to the divine"Swearing" - stemming from the word "swear", which means vouching truth of a situation or promise "Cursing" - meaning to cast a negative fate upon...
by DaniellaWood 8 years ago
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by Sherry Hewins 6 years ago
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by Eugene Brennan 4 years ago
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by Marcy Goodfleisch 3 years ago
Do you have ideas on ways HP could improve the site or its usability in the coming year? No flaming, please; hoping to have some serious and helpful suggestions for staff to consider.Please share your ideas on: - How the site can improve Google rankings? - How the site can drive...
by Katie Kizer 3 years ago
Hello!I'm writing a hub about sexism and there are some profane words relevant to the topic. Is it acceptable to name those?If so, will that be a less respected hub?If it's permissible, is it better to use symbols to block out certain letters in the profane words?Thank you! -Katie Kizer
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